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So my surgery is getting closer. Hoping for December. I'm meeting with my surgeon for his final approval then I need my insurance approval (they claim it takes about 2 weeks). Anyway met with my nutritionist last week and he said I need to take a chewable multi supplement with Iron and vit d right after surgery. Also he said no Gummy formulas. Anyone have a vegan multi that meets all these requirements? So far I've had no luck finding one. Thanks

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I went to Dr Davis website and Facebook page but didn't find this info. His website just takes you to Bariatric Advantage website for supplements. I'm pretty sure the d3 in their multi is not vegan. I'm in the process of reading his book. I've been looking in local stores and online.

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Mugmum I haven't seen one yet in the book but still reading. I'll keep you posted.

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When I was getting everything ready for surgery, I spent like an hour in whole foods in the Vitamin aisle. There are a lot of vegan/vegetarian Vitamins there. You may have to take separate Vitamins to get the doses you need according to your labs. I am taking a chewable multi, liquid D drops and sublingual B12 right now.

For the Vitamin D.... D2 is from yeast or plant sources, while D3 is usually from lanolin. this is a bummer because D2 is supposedly not readily absorbed by the body. After much consideration and soul searching, I decided to take the D3 because my blood levels were super low.

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I like the disolvable Vitamins. Also Calcium. The only thing I added was liposomal vit c it's a capsule with paste inside I cut it in half

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I've been looking for the same. This isn't a chewable, but it's definitely vegan and apparently the pill is super-tiny:

http://www.devanutrition.com/vegan-tiny-tablets-multivitamin-mineral.html

Nature's Plus makes two vegetarian chewable multis, and I can't figure out why they're not vegan, but they don't list them as vegan (I haven't contacted them to clarify this, but I would if I were thinking of purchasing them). This one by Country Life might be vegan as well? :unsure:

You could try a children's vegan chewable multi-Vitamin which are easier to find, and take a larger dose as directed by your health care provider, supplementing with more Iron or B12 or other elements as needed (these are also easier to find as vegan chewables on their own).

You could also utilize an 'all-on-one' Protein drink that includes Vitamins and minerals (though some don't contain iron). My favourite is Progressive VegEssentials All-In-One in the natural vanilla flavour. It's really good mixed with Water and one or two tablespoons of frozen orange juice concentrate. Their vegan Protein powders are the best-tasting and least-gritty I've found.

(P.S. That's a beautiful ginger kitty you've got there. I used to have a giant, floofy ginger boy. Now all my floofs are grey.) :)

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Thanks for the suggestions Canoodley. I suspect that the natures one and country life multis have a non vegan d3. Which is made from lanolin. I'm going to check with my nut to see if the children's chewables are acceptable. Cute kitty you have there too!!!

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I found liquid multi my nut approved called Mary Ruth's organics. Thought I would share it here in case anyone else is looking. post-292844-14796139487713_thumb.jpg

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Vitabay and Vitality Nutritionals have a vegan Vitamin d3 - Vitabay even has the 20.000 IE high dose capsules.

@@summerset thank you! I hadn't found this product in my searches and thought i was stuck between choosing lanolin based D3 or ineffective D2. I will check it out.

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